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Cremonasoft Airbus A310: The FSElite Review


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We really are in the golden age of the classics within the X-Plane community at the moment. We’ve recently had FlyJSim update both their 732 Twinjet and 727 Series, while we have Felis working on a 747 Classic, along with Rotate’s MD-11 looking like it may make a release in 2019. We were also recently graced with the Cremonasoft A310, which was announced drawing much anticipation from the community looking to get into a classic Airbus. Following the release some days later, the criticism started flowing in. In this FSElite review, we’re going to take a closer look at the aircraft and find out if the criticism was justified.

The A310 was the successor to the first ETOPS-compliant aircraft, the A300. Both were designed for medium-to-long range use by Airbus, which was then a joint-venture between a number of European aerospace companies. Following the prototype’s maiden flight in 1982, Airbus sold 255 of the model to a number of commercial and military operators before being discontinued in 2007 and existing freighter orders being replaced with the A330-200F.

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Finally, the plane that the entire X-Plane community has been following the development of, the Hot Start TBM-900, is approaching release. Cameron, the founder of X-Aviation – the storefront on which the TBM-900 will be distributed through – made a post on the X-Pilot forums today to announce that the aircraft is due for release this coming Saturday at 00:00 EST (that’s Friday night, or Saturday 0400z, for those unsure).

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